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Dog Flu

 

Canine influenza viruses (CIV H3N8 and CIV H3N2) cause a respiratory infection in dogs that is often referred to as 'Canine Flu'. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the causes of CIRDC (Canine Infectious Disease Complex) - also called 'Canine Cough' or 'Kennel Cough'. Two different canine influenza viruses have been isolated in the US:

- CIV H3N2

- CIV H3N8

CIV H3N2 just recently emerged in the Chicago outbreak of 2015. This virus is of avian origin and not related to the earlier CIV H3N8 virus, which is of equine origin. Therefore, dogs at risk should be vaccinated against both viruses.


Canine influenza viruses are relatively new viruses, so virtually all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are newly exposed because they have not built up natural immunity. Most dogs that develop CIV infection have a mild illness, but some dogs become very sick and require treatment.

more inflormation at http://www.doginfluenza.com/

Do we offer payment plans?

 

We do not offer payment plans, but you can apply for Care Credit. Care Credit a charge card that can help pay for medical expenses including vet bills and other human related medical expenses. You can appy online (click the link below) or in clinic. No interest is charged if the balance is paid off within 6 months.

Care Credit can also be used for..

  • pet are supplies
  • food and
  • pet medications

(must be purchased through a veterinarian)

  • Grooming
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care (human and animal)
  • LASIK eys surgery

 

Applications can be done :

  • In our office
  • Online at http://www.carecredit.com/
  • Over the phone 800-365-8295 (must be 21 years or older to apply over the phone)

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Did you know that every 6 seconds a pet parent gets a vet bill for over $1000? Medical bills can add up quickly!

 

What does Pet Plan insurance cover?

  • All accident an dillnesses
  • chronic,genetic and hereditary conditions
  • Prescription Medications
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Specialist treatment
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CAT scan
  • ultrasound imaging

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OraVet Dental Chew

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Dual cleaning-action. Used daily, they work to clean, then protect. Plaque and calculus problems are common in dogs. They often start when bacteria attach to teeth forming plaque. Plaque and calculus are common problems in dogs. Bacteria can lead to bad breath and attaches to teeth forming plaque, which then hardens to form calculus.

The dual-action approach of OraVet Chews doesn't just clean teeth and freshen breath. It creates a barrier to protect against plaque, calculus, and bad breath

Apoquel (oclacitinib tablet)

Itching can be derived from a multitude of factors ranginf from enviornmental, parasitic, food and skin contact with a certian allergen. Apoqel has been proven affective to eliminate the source of itchingin dogs

Apoquel is:

  • Safe for short and long term use
  • Controls itch within 24 hours
  • NOT a steriod, anitihistimine or cyclosporine, so it does not lower the immune system.
  • For use in dogs over 1 year of age
  • Minimal side affects

More information at https://www.zoetisus.com/apoquel-pet-owner/index.aspx

Heartworms

 

Heartworm facts and treatment

Did you know that Heartworms are a type of roundworm that is spread by mosquitoes and has been reported in all 50 states and can live 5 to 7 years inside a dog? Year round prevention is the best way to keep your four-legged friend safe since your pet can become reinfected. Heartworms are easy to prevent but treatment can be costly and not guaranteed. To become infected with heartworms an infected mosquito must bite a host, for example dogs and cats. Symptoms are not usually evident in early infestation but without quick treatment the heartworms can cause irreversible damage. Treatment must be done. Heartworms will not go away themselves and without treatment, will be fatal. There is no heartworm test for cats so prevention should be high priority for felines

 

When to begin Heartworm testing?

Most dogs after 7months of age will be heartworm tested, until then they need to be on heartworm prevention every month, without missing a dose. Testing is normally done annually

 

What types of prevention do we offer?

We offer several varieties of prevention from chewable, injectable and topical (for cats). Chewable and topical prevention can be purchased in either a single dose or a 6 pack

 

  • Heartgard is a chewable monthly treatment for dogs 0 to 100 pounds. It is used for prevention of heartworms, roundworms and hookworms.

  • Interceptor (canines and felines) is a monthly chewable that prevents heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms.

  • Interceptor Plus (canines only) is a monthly chewable that can be used in dogs 6 weeks of age and older. It prevents against heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tape worms

  • Proheart is an injectable heartworm prevention that last for 6 months that can be administered to dogs 6 months of age of older. It has been proven effective in all breed sizes and dosage size depends upon weight. 

  • Advantage multi for cats is a topical monthly prevention against heartworms, fleas, hookworms, roundworms and ear mites

 

 Click on the link below to view a flow chart of heartworm life cycle by the CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/dirofilariasis/biology_d_immitis.html

Tick Borne Diseases

A simple blood test, a 4dx, can be done in clinic to dertermine which tick borne disease may be the underlining cause of illness. If you suspect your pup may be suffering from one of the diseases below, call and make an appointment ASAP. Year round prevention is recommended.

 

 

1. Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world but only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group. When infection leads to disease in dogs, the dominant clinical feature is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depression. More serious complications include damage to the kidneys, and rarely, heart or nervous system disease.

 

A few symptoms include:

  • Stiff walk with an arched back
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever, lack of appetite, and depression
  • Superficial lymph nodes close to the site of the infecting tick bite may be swollen
  • Heart abnormalities are reported, but rare
  • Nervous system complications (rare)

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_lyme_disease

 

2.Ehrlichia is transmitted by ticks including the Brown Dog Tick. Ehrlichiosis can have three phases. Signs of the acute phase of the disease usually develop 1-3 weeks after the bite of the infected tick. The acute phase of the disease generally lasts 2-4 weeks. The Ehrlichia enter white blood cells and reproduce inside of them. In addition to the blood, these cells are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow.

 

A few symptoms include:

  •  Anemia
  • fever
  • depression
  • lethargy
  • loss of appetite
  • shortness of breath
  • joint pain and stiffnes

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2102&aid=430

 

3. Rocky Moutain spotted fever affects dogs and humans and is transmitted from  the bite of the American dog tick Through blood tests, it has been demonstrated that cats may also become infected, but the disease in cats is minimal. Various rodents, raccoons, and fox may carry the causative agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

A few symptoms include:

  • loss of appetite
  • fever
  • depression
  • pain in the muscles and joints
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • edema (fluid accumulation) in the face and legs
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • Most dogs have neurological signs (dizziness, depression, stupor, seizures)

 

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2102&aid=472

 

 

Why do we recommend Hills Science Diet?

HOW HILLS SCIENCE DIET ENSURES GREAT QUALITY AND TASTE

 

  • Product Development

Each ingredient is analyzed to ensure its safety when included in the food your pet eats. We analyze our products? ingredient profile for 50 nutrients to ensure your pet gets the stringent, precise formulation it needs.

 

  • Ingredient Supply

    We inspect every ingredient via microbiological, sensory, chemical or foreign matter testing to give you peace of mind when you feed your pet.Only ingredient suppliers whose facilities meet stringent raw material quality standards are approved by Hill's®.Every location for every ingredient supplier is separately qualified to ensure consistency in ingredient quality.

 

  • Product Manufacturing

    Product quality is continuously monitored and electronically documented through on-line quality checks throughout the manufacturing process.We conduct annual Quality Systems audits for all manufacturing facilities to ensure we meet the high standards your pet deserves.We demand compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Hill's® high quality standards, so your pet's food is produced under clean and sanitary conditions.

 

  • Finished Product

    We conduct final, daily safety checks on every Hill's® Science Diet® and Hill's® Prescription Diet® pet food product to help ensure the safety of your pet?s food.All Hill's® pet food products are screened for metal detection and foreign material prior to release.All finished products are physically inspected and tested for key nutrients prior to release to help ensure your pet gets a consistent product bag to bag.

 

  • Aroma and Texture

    Olfaction is key to triggering attraction to food.Texture is an important factor in food selection - dogs prefer chewier kibbles, cats prefer smoother texture and crunchier kibbles.

 

  • Kibble Size and Shape

    Different shaped kibbles designed for different pet preferences.Kibble size suited to how pets like to chew and swallow their food.

 

  • Leading edge production

    State-of-the-art, sustainable manufacturing facilities to make the highest-quality pet food. Precise manufacturing process for optimal kibble structure and texture.

 

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